‘Every person, every classroom, every day.’

As outlined by the Department of Education and Training (DET) policy, the School Council is responsible for the educational policies of the college, the use of school buildings, the employment of ancillary staff and all financial matters.

School Councillors collaborate with the principal team, teaching and support staff, to make decisions that help realise the school’s vision, mission, philosophy and values.

They represent groups affected by council policies: parents, teachers, students.

Community members can also be co-opted to lend their expertise to decision making and problem solving.

School Council elections occur in March and are conducted in accordance with DET guidelines.

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The St Helena Secondary College School Council consists of:

  • 5 parent representatives
  • 4 DET representatives
  • Karen Terry – Principal/Executive Officer
  • 2 community representatives
  • 2 student leaders
  • 4 co-opted (non-voting)

The School Council generally meets every fourth Monday of the month.

All school community members are welcome to attend.

Meeting Schedule as per below.

Sub-committees of the School Council include:

  • Resources
  • Education/Student Wellbeing

 School Councillors can be contacted via email:


Ms Karen Terry – DET – Principal

Mr John Fecondo – Community – President

Ms Christy Phillips – DET

Mr Scott McLean – DET

Ms Anna Searman – DET

Ms Tania Blanksby – Parent

Ms Bianca Schoone – Parent

Ms Samantha Saunders – Parent

Mr Jonathan Heard – Parent

Mr Jamie Chapman– Parent

Ms Jenny Young – Parent

Mr Sam Lombardo – Community

Vacant Position - DET

Vacant Position - Community

Vacant Position - community



FEBRUARY Monday 19-Feb-18 Resources 6:30pm
College Council 7.00pm
MARCH Monday 5-Mar-18 Education/Student Wellbeing 6.30pm
Labour Day Monday 12 March
Monday 26-Mar-18 Resources 6.30pm
College Council – changeover 7.00pm
TERM 1 BREAK 30 March to 15 April
APRIL Monday  23-April-18  Resources 6.30pm
Good Friday 30 March  College  Council 7.00pm
Easter Sunday 1 April
Anzac Day 25 April
MAY Monday 14-May-18 Education/Student Wellbeing 6.30pm
Monday 28-May-18 Resources 6.30pm
College Council 7.00pm
Queen’s Birthday  Monday 11 June
JUNE Monday 25-Jun-18 Resources 6.30pm
College Council – Annual Reporting 7.00pm
TERM 2 BREAK 30 June to 15 July
JULY Monday 23-Jul-18 Resources 6:30pm
College Council 7.00pm
AUGUST Monday 13-Aug-18 Education/Student Wellbeing 6.30pm
Monday 27-Aug-18 Resouces 6.30pm
College Council 7.00pm
TERM 3 BREAK 22 Sept to 7 October
OCTOBER Monday 22-Oct-18 Resources 6:30pm
Monday 29-Oct-18 Education/Student Wellbeing 6:30pm
Melb Cup 5 November
NOVEMBER Monday 26-Nov-18 Resources 6.30pm
College Council 7.30pm
TERM 4 BREAK 22 Dec to 28 Jan 2019


EVENTS - 2018





Music Concert - End of Term 1 Mon 26 March 7pm
College Showcase Mon 30 April 4.30pm, 6pm & 7pm
Music Concert - End of Term 2 Mon 18 June  & Tuesday 19 June 7pm
College Production - We Will Rock You


17-19 May, 24-26 May

VIP Night 25 May

7.30pm & 2.00pm Matinees


College Play - Chalk Circle 9-11 August  
Music Concert - End of Term 3 Tues 18 September  
Art/Technology Exhibition




16 - 19 October




Opening Night 16th Oct 7.30pm

Open Wed 17th, Thurs 18th 9am-4pm

Open Friday 19th 9am - 1pm


Yr 12 Valedictory Fri 19 October
Yr 12 Graduation Wed 21 November  
Music Concert - End of year 27 November 7pm
Volunteer Garden Party TBC  
College Presentation Night Mon 12 December